Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest match preview: Capital One Cup

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Capital One Cup fixture at White Hart Lane

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Tottenham will be looking to put Saturday’s thoroughly disappointing 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion behind them after slipping to ninth in the Premier League table.

Spurs have failed to register a win in their last four games in all competitions, with manager Mauricio Pochettino expected to make a number of altercations to his side.

The Argentine could hand Michel Vorm his debut in goal, with striker Roberto Soldado expected to lead the line in place of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Meanwhile Championship leaders Nottingham Forest go into Wednesday’s cup-tie off the back of a goalless draw away to Millwall on Saturday.

Despite their latest result, Forest are unbeaten in the second-tier so far this season, winning five of their opening eight league fixtures.

However, manager Stuart Pearce is without captain Chris Cohen, defenders Jack Hobbs and Jack Hunt, midfielder Andy Reid and forward Matty Fryatt.  

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

Stuart Pearce returns to Nottingham Forest



Nottingham Forest 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 (Pamarot, Keane, Mido), FA Cup, March 2005

Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Defoe) Nottingham Forest 1 (Taylor), FA Cup, February 2005

Nottingham Forest 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Iversen), Premier League, April 1999


Nottingham Forest have knocked out Tottenham on each of their last three meetings in the League Cup (1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93).

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last four matches against Nottingham Forest in all competitions, winning three.

Tottenham Hotspur have progressed through the third round of the League Cup in eight of the last ten years.

Spurs have failed to register a win in their last four games in all competitions despite winning their opening four fixtures of the season.

Both sides have won the League Cup four times in their respective club histories.

Forest have failed to reach the fourth round of the League Cup since 2004 when they defeated Doncaster Rovers 2-0.

Stuart Pearce’s men are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season, conceding just seven goals.



Tottenham Hotspur to win: 1.66

Nottingham Forest to win: 5.5

Draw: 4.0


Nottingham Forest moved to within two points of Premier League leaders Newcastle United in third after thrashing Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 at White Hart Lane during the 1994/95 season.

Goals from Spurs’ Ilie Dumitrescu and Forest’s Steve Stone’s had the teams heading into the break at one goal apiece.

However, a second-half brace from Bryan Roy and a further strike from Lars Bohinen sealed an emphatic win for the visitors who would go on to finish third in the top-flight that season.

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm, highlights on BBC 1 from 11.05pm on Wednesday